Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tropical Coconut Smoothie

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On Tuesday I had the pleasure of visiting the dentist and having four fillings done. It was, as you can imagine, about as fun as it sounds. Two new cavities and two old repairs makes for one awfully sore mouth and some pretty numb lips. 

I really should do a better job at brushing my teeth at night. Typically, I laugh at Joey for taking so darn long to brush his teeth. Guess he got the last laugh this time.

When I got home, I decided a smoothie was the best plan of attack for lunch, along with a salad and a veggie 'hot dog'. The whole process of trying to eat was comical, to say the least. I'm just glad there wasn't anyone around to see the little drops of smoothie dribbling down my chin. 

Attractive. Joey has sooo much to look forward to when we get married. 

This smoothie, on the other hand, is a real beauty inside and out. To keep things interesting I've been switching up what types of milk I buy: rice milk, almond milk, regular milk and coconut milk beverage. And when I found myself with some coconut milk in my fridge last week and a half eaten bag of frozen tropical fruit mix in the freezer, I knew a beautiful smoothie was about to be born.

Tropical Coconut Smoothie
*1 cup frozen mixed tropical fruit mix (I get mine at Target)
*3/4 to 1 cup coconut milk beverage, such as So Delicious brand 
*1 teaspoon stevia or other natural sweetener
*1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
*1/4 cup vanilla or coconut flavored yogurt (I prefer Dannon Light and Fit)

*Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. You can add an ice cube or two, if an even thicker consistency is desired. 

Happy Cooking!



Kristen said...

Madison Jane Mayberry - you have the best midwestern girl next door name ever! That smoothie sounds delicious, too :-)

CupcakesOMG! said...

this sounds sooo delicious and perfect for summertime lounges by the pool! of course, i might spike mine with a little rum, but you know...

Emily @ Comfortable Home Life said...

Ohh dont remind me, i need to go to the dentist! That smoothie looks so refreshing!! I might make mine a little "special" if you catch my drift.. AhemAlcoholicAhem...

Madison @ Espresso and Cream said...

Honestly, this smoothie just begs for a little alcohol! It would be perfect with a little rum. :) Since I was home over my lunch break, I abstained, but that doesn't mean I'm telling anyone else to!


Anonymous said...

I heart smoothies and cannot wait to give this one a whirl! :)

Anonymous said...

YUM! This smoothie looks SO delicious! I'm going to keep it completely dairy free, and use So Delicious vanilla coconut milk yogurt, too! Can't wait!!!

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